Front Office

Chuck Norris / CEO

Charles “Chuck” Norris purchased the team in April of 2017. The former US Army Paratrooper spent over 20 years in Fayetteville and is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Since 1998, Chuck has owned and operated Norris Construction, specializing in residential building and development, as well as insurance reconstruction. Prior to construction, Norris owned and operated several retail stores.

Chuck lives in Charlotte with his wife, Lanai and their three children, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.


Travis Gortman / President

Travis Gortman joins the Marksmen in the 2018-2019 season as the Team President.

Gortman is a native of North Carolina, born-and-raised in Winston-Salem. His love for hockey is attributed to his alma mater, Liberty University.

Since graduating, Gortman has held various roles for many different professional baseball and hockey teams, most recently serving as the New Business Developments and Ticket Operations Manager for the Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL).

Gortman’s wealth of knowledge and long-list of professional sports experience make him the perfect choice for the Marksmen.


Phone: (910) 321-0123

Lanai Norris / Controller & Director of Finance

The 2018-2019 season is Lanai’s second with the Marksmen. As the Controller/ Director of Finance, Lanai oversees the financial aspects of the team-including budget items, revenue, and payments.

Lanai lives in Charlotte with Chuck and their three kids, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.


Marissa Reighard / Manager of Game Operations & Corporate Partnerships Manager

The 2018-2019 season will be Marissa Reighard’s second year with the Marksmen as Manager of Operations/Corporate Partnership Coordinator.
Prior to joining the Marksmen, Marissa worked with the world famous Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye (ECHL). While she was there she gained experience in promotions, ticket sales, and merchandise.
Marissa was born in Toledo, Ohio, but has traveled and worked in various places such as, Australia, Las Vegas (Wranglers, ECHL), Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Columbus. She earned her bachelors degree in Sport Administration with a minor in business at the University of Cincinnati.
Reighard likes to play catch with her dog Dobby, participates in Crossfit, enjoys camping, and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Phone: 910-438-4169

Shawn Bednard / Director of Digital Marketing and Media

Shawn Bednard joins the Marksmen in the 2018-2019 season as the franchise’s first ever Director of Digital Marketing and Media, and second Play-by-Play broadcaster.

A 2018 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelors in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, the 22 year old brings over seven years of on-air experience with him to the team, including calling nearly 200 hockey games as the Director of Broadcasting of the Chippewa Hockey Network at CMU.

Bednard will oversee all broadcasting and media for the Fayetteville Marksmen, as well as assist in corporate partnerships and sales.


Phone: (910) 321-0123 ext. 167

Scott Kelley / Director of Corporate Partnerships

The 2018-2019 season will be Scott Kelley’s first with the Marksmen, where he will serve as the team’s Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Scott worked for three seasons in the independent professional baseball Frontier League with the Normal CornBelters.  There, he served as the Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Stadium Operations and Corporate Sales.

He worked as an Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force, and then went on to work in the FAA. Spending some time in New York, Scott became a Yankees fan and a Jets fan.  He was a Yankees season ticket holder for over a decade.  Derek Jeter is his hero.

He is no stranger to working with great sports teams.  While in college at the University of Utah, he was on the defensive staff for their illustrious football team.  In 2009 they beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.  “Go Utes!”

Scott lives with his girlfriend Jaimie and their puppies Tank, Murphy, and Judge.


Phone: (910) 321-0123

Seth Mackesy / Account Executive

The 2018-2019 season will be Seth Mackesy’s first with the Marksmen, where he will serve as the team’s Account Executive.

Prior to joining the Marksmen, Seth worked with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, as the Sports Tourism & Community Engagement Sales Representative. While working with the Pelicans much of his time was dedicated to working with youth baseball and softball teams, hosting birthday parties and working closely with local non-profit organizations.

Seth grew up in the Indian Lake, Ohio where he spent time playing baseball, boating, and helping his grandfather, Leo, with his numerous projects. Seth joined the Ohio Army National Guard while a junior in high school and completed his Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina before moving to Fort Gordon, Georgia for AIT. While serving in the National Guard he studied Law Enforcement at Rhodes State College.

Seth is currently in the transition of moving from Myrtle Beach to Fayetteville with his fiancé Brooke and their son Carter Leo.


Phone: (910) 321-0123

Aaron Hanrick / Account Executive/Community Relations

The 2018-2019 season will be Aaron Hanrick’s first with the Marksmen, where he will serve as the team’s Account Executive/Community Relations.

Born and raised in Fayetteville, Hanrick knows the community. After graduating as a student-athlete (baseball) from South View High School, he went on to pursue higher education by attending local Fayetteville Technical Community College, graduating in 2016 with an Associates Degree in Arts.

While working around the community, Hanrick also serves as a Worship Pastor at Reilly Road Community Church. Hanrick still happily lives in his hometown of Fayetteville.

Hanrick will serve as an Account Executive for the Marksmen, as well as coordinate local Community events for the staff, coaches, and players.



Phone: (910) 438-4164